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  • n. Someone (normally male) who is utterly devoted to a single subject or hobby, often to the point where it is considered an obsession.

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Examples

  • Well, every one except for the Saturday evening cocktail party for comic-book professionals, as I was but a crazed fanboy then ... though I'm not even sure whether the term fanboy had been invented yet.

    River of Dreams

  • Oh yes, this DIRECT fanboy is extremely upset that a copy of a copy of a reprint of a fax of the summary of a failed 20-year old proposal is again making the rounds at NASA.

    Shuttle-C - NASA Watch

  • Feel free to quote me in fanboy rants or whatever.

    Odin Sphere is Beautifully Bloated

  • He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase) (or in this case repeated accusations that those contributing are "embittered feminists") with no substance or relevance to back them up as well as straw man arguments (i.e. continual redefining of what the discussion is actually about), which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.

    Sex and the single Marvel super heroine | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • Celebrating the Chinese New Year (year of the rat) in fanboy style with Monty Python!

    Year of the Rat: Monty Python’s Rat Tart Sketch » Fanboy.com

  • I know I made all of those jokes about Geriatric Jones but come May 22nd I get the feeling that this old dorky fanboy is standing on line waiting all day.

    Indiana Jones: New Trailer » Fanboy.com

  • "From first rude frame to lascivious last, Grindhouse guns to be the last word in fanboy fetishism," writes Nathan Lee in the Voice.

    GreenCine Daily: Grindhouse, 4/4.

  • See, Nick Cage, everyone's favorite insane celebrity fanboy, is making a push for a She-Hulk movie.

    22nd February '07

  • You, Too, Can Be a Fanboy << Back to Article commentary Alt Text Commentary by Lore Sjöberg Miscellaneous   You, Too, Can Be a Fanboy Lore Sjöberg 03.07.07 If you read video game message boards -- for instance, because you are trying to make yourself insane -- you'll notice the word fanboy being thrown around a lot.

    You, Too, Can Be a Fanboy

  • You, Too, Can Be a Fanboy commentary Alt Text Commentary by Lore Sjöberg Miscellaneous   You, Too, Can Be a Fanboy Lore Sjöberg 03.07.07 If you read video game message boards -- for instance, because you are trying to make yourself insane -- you'll notice the word fanboy being thrown around a lot.

    You, Too, Can Be a Fanboy

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  • Someone so passionate about an element of geek culture that little else matters.

    January 16, 2009

  • "Coordinating conjunctions, also called coordinators, are conjunctions that join two items of equal syntactic importance. As an example, the traditional view holds that the English coordinating conjunctions are for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so (which form the mnemonic FANBOYS).

    - Wikipedia

    September 29, 2007